Cherokee Ridge Alpine Trail

MODERATE 57 reviews

Cherokee Ridge Alpine Trail is a 3.2 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Dadeville, Alabama that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
3.2 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
515 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dog friendly

birding

fishing

hiking

nature trips

walking

lake

views

wild flowers

wildlife

Beautiful trail, well signed, pretty lake views, most scenic trail in Alabama

backpacking
6 hours ago

I took the 4 mile trail with my dog and it had some nice views. The terrain is moderate. Overall it's a nice trail for a day hike.

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12 days ago

nice trail. nothing spectacular but lots of neat stuff to look at.

24 days ago

This trail is a quick 30 minute drive from Auburn and is great for a quick day trip if you want a change from Chewacla. We took our dogs - the first half had plenty of shade and 2 inlets for them to swim in, but the second half goes back to the top of the ridge and gets more sunny and a little more difficult. So take plenty of water for yourself and the pups.

The main view from the top of the parking lot is beautiful, and the couple views of the lake are also nice. Otherwise, it's just a nice quiet hike in the woods.

About a half mile from the parking lot is where you run into the first inlet. It would actually be a great spot to take picnic, take kayaks out, and just hang out for a few hours.

This trail is also extremely well marked and has many emergency access trails.

1 month ago

If you are going to choose between this and the Deadening Alpine Trail, the Deadening is better

hiking
1 month ago

Good trail with some moderately steep sections to deal with (towards the end, you run perpendicular with the elevation making for a good leg workout). Good views and decent traffic on a Saturday afternoon. We did the Cherokee Ridge Alpine Loop Trail, and will be back soon for the others.

hiking
1 month ago

hiking
1 month ago

This was an awesome hike with beautiful views of the lake. Would love to go in early April to see all the azaleas blooming! Will do again!

hiking
1 month ago

Good first hike of the year!!

1 month ago

Great views of Beautiful Lake Martin.

1 month ago

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2 months ago

moderately challenging. beautiful scenery.

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2 months ago

One of many trails originating from this location. All are excellent!

hiking
2 months ago

Hiked the 3-mile north trail today. This section, in my opinion, has some of the best scenic views of all the Cherokee Ridge trails and some good natural features along the trail.
One of my favorites!

A great place to get away for a little while. Highly recommend!